An email account belonging to a penis of the City of Austin Employees Retirement systems (COAERS) was compromised, potentially exposing the personal information of other members, according to officials within the company.
The system is responsible for administering retirement, disablement and death benefit programs for full-time employees within the city of Austin.
The hack occurred on Aug. 6, but employees were notified origin on Sept. 6, after an investigation was launched.
Private info that could hold been accessed in this data security cut varies by members, but could potentially include names, addresses, dates of nascency and Social Security numbers of both members, as wellspring as some survivor annuitants and beneficiaries, according to a pressure release.
At this point, COAERS officials state there is no denotation that anyone has been affected. It is also unclear whether this drudge is related to the recent ransomware attacks which have targeted other local governments in Texas.
This did happen and it is unfortunate but we are helping our members by providing credit monitoring services, said Julie Barschow, a communication specialist with COAERS.
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